MP welcomes further fall of unemployment in Guildford

Anne Milton, Guildford’s MP, has welcomed the new figures that have been released showing a further drop in unemployment. The figures provided are for September 2014 and were published by the Office for National Statistics.

The number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Guildford constituency for September 2014 stands at 503. This represents a rate of 0.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 610th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of claimants is 387 lower than in September 2013 and 23 lower than in August 2014. 

Anne says: ‘We should be proud of these improving figures. Guildford is a wonderful place to live and work and I am delighted that unemployment continues to fall.  Our small businesses should be recognised for their important role providing employment in Guildford. However, there is more that can be done to help those out of work, but this is promising news!’